The Language of Lace

From the high collars of the 16th century, to the flapper chic dresses of the 1920s and the fingerless gloves of the 1980s, fashion designers have had a love affair with lace. Different from its trendy crochet sister, lace transcends time and continues to be popular largely because of its tremendous versatility. lace-cardiganDesigners continue to find innovative and creative ways to modernize it, often with mixed media styles that leap off the racks. What is it about lace that inspires designers and speaks so profoundly to the women who love wearing it?

Not only can lace be produced in nearly any color you can imagine, but printed lace offers limitless possibilities in creating unique styles that can stand alone or be fantastic layering pieces with other garments. Sophisticated lace dresses and skirts give your style a feminine and romantic elegance on formal occasions. You can upstyle a lace tank under a beautiful cardigan or soften casual denim looks with a whimsical lace top. An intricate lace panel or embellishment on a the front, back or sleeve of a garment adds depth and even a bit of intrigue.

Lace compliments a wide variety of body types and is produced in a multitude of silhouettes. In fact, Keren Hart sells everything from lace tanks, dresses and skirts, to short-sleeved, 3/4 sleeved and long-sleeved tops and cardigans.

And as if all this wasn’t enough, most women find lace to be affordable which means adding the perfect pieces to your wardrobe won’t break the bank.

Designers keep using lace in their fashion because women love the look and feel of it, making it a “trend” that is here to stay.